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Monday, May 23, 2016

A Little Bit of Everything in a Good Life

"G" is my letter today. I have been gone for a bit, spending lots of quality phamily time here with the little ones. I also toyed with the idea of joining Premier Designs, which is a wonderful company and signed my contract earlier today. I love their jewelry so I am going to give this a try and see if I can add more beautiful pieces to my collection as well as collect new friends and reconnect with old. When I find something I enjoy I go in completely. I am very passionate about people and like to see smiles and laughter. It is a good life to live and I try to make it entertaining.

This pretty necklace is one of the pieces I want to add to my collection. Isn't it gorgeous? I love the natural design and neutral colors too.
Have you seen this bashful kitty? Perhaps I might tell you he is a very lazy kitty too. He was hiding his face, not wanting to see the camera taking his picture. I hope you will visit Sandee and everyone visting Aw...Monday. If you want to share a smile this place is a great way to start!
Manchu Picchu looks so gorgeous. Look at that blue sky behind those mountains peaks. This beautiful and historical sanctuary is located in Peru. I have spoken to people who have had the good fortunate of visiting this wonderful area and they all enjoyed their trip there immensely. Perhaps Jeanne and the folks at Blue Monday would enjoy the blue skies. we have had some rain lately so we have lots of gray skies to share.
Jeremy married into a wonderful phamily. These are his in-laws. I thought you would like to see the blues so many of them were wearing at the wedding too.  It was a gorgeous wedding and the rainy/snowy weather was good luck. My mother always told me if it rains on your wedding you will be blessed with a lot of cash. The newlyweds were able to purchase new appliances for their kitchen with the wedding money. They have a beautiful home but those new appliances add so much to their kitchen. They are blessed.

These fluffy clouds were gracing the skies over Burlington, Colorado on May 3rd, the day we left for Kansas to bring Nick home for the summer. I wanted to share them with Seasons. I would love to share an Ireland photo that Rebekah took while she was visiting there last month. I would love to visit Ireland someday too.
She took this photo while sightseeing in this exceptionally beautiful country. Please join Jesh and Seasons soon.
Anyone who knows Jenny Matlock knows that she hosted Alphabe Thursday for a long while. Jenny got sick with chronic pain and took a brief break from blogging. She came back with Warm Heart Wednesday and her health seem to worsen. She informed us she would be taking a long break from her blog. Makes my heart sad. Jenny is one of the kindest people I know here and she was a real doll when  met her in 2011. I am going to miss Jenny and  pray she gets some results from her search to be pain free again.
I have to disagree with Maxine. I often drink French Vanilla decaf coffee. You can stop by  Betsy Banks Adams  Face Book page and blame her. She gave me the idea of drinking this addictive decaf! It is a nice treat and I really love Betsy so I am only teasing her. My link keeps telling me I have a broken link to her blog. But she has a beautiful photo filled blog where she shares her travels with her sweetheart and hubby George.
Uncle Louie was a favorite relative. Today it is getting harder and harder to love your relatives because so many of them are self centered or plain hateful. But I was raised by two wonderful parents and this gentleman was my mom's only surviving brother . They lost their brother Tony in a gold mining cave in at Victor, Colorado in February 1927. Mom was 13, Uncle Louie was 18 years when their father and brother perished.  My grandmother did a wonderful job raising her children alone and she took in boarders and did lots of odd jobs to keep her phamily together. Our legacy is one of strong faith in God, something sadly lacking in today's culture. Phamily was important and they relied on each other to get through each day. My folks would be so sad to see the condition of the world and the meanness running through some of their children today.
Uncle Louie and his wife Auntie Ang at Preseren Home in Rye, Colorado. They never had their own children but loved each one of us as their own. I had many wonderful cousins growing up and I am happy to say I keep in touch with several of them to this very day. My BoJon life and neighborhood is something  else that is lacking in today's society. We knew all the neighbors and they knew us and the parents never hesitated to discipline us. Today a lawsuit would be filed and the majority of people rarely know any neighbors. I live in a relatively quiet area and I know several of my neighbors. In fact my neighbor Nancy and her daughter Amy have been having yard sales for the past few weekends. They have given me lots of great tips. Nancy is a Pennsylvania girl so since she works for the Adams 12 School District she gets the whole summer off and will fly home to be with her loved ones.
I enjoy participating with Pamela and the others who belong to the Sheltering group. We encourage anyone who  needs some encouragement and we like to wish the little ones well too. If you have anyone who you thinks needs a note or a card please private message me their info and I will see that they get some cards and notes in the mail.

Have a good week and come visit again very soon.

10 comments:

jeannettestgermain said...

Thanks so much Anne for being a part of SEASONS this week - beautiful view -did you go there? Hey you did it!! Kudos to you, lady:)
I'll come back later(tomorrow) to look and comment on your post!

Dogmom Diva said...

Beautiful post, my friend..love all your blues!

I have been the recipient of many cards of encouragement from the Sheltering group...when I am back on my feet a bit I will be joining and sending out encouragement to others myself...

Looking forward to hearing more about the Premier Jewelry line, I have never heard of it!

Have a blessed day, dear friend...

Barb

Sandee said...

Awww on that cute kitty. Bashful and lazy. Well, that just says cat. They don't have to work.

Loved, loved, loved your piece about Uncle Louie. Your family is most interesting and loving.

Have a fabulous day Anne. ♥♥♥

Jeannie Marie said...

I may have to disagree with Maxine as well. I discovered the other day my coffee was decaffeinated and I never noticed all day that I didn't get my morning "fix". I also drink Vanilla coffee exclusively! Currently it's the Eight O'clock brand of Vanilla pods. Caffeinated! I also enjoyed the picture of Manchu Picchu. My granddaughter was lucky and her class trip was to Peru last summer and they hiked up to Manchu Picchu. She also has marvelous photos.

jeannettestgermain said...

Hope you realize that decaf still has about 50% caffeine in it? I have my coffee in the afternoon and before 8pm.
Wow, Anne you have been everywhere! Am happy for you, that you gotto go places, because you are a people person:)
So you have Nick (son?) home for the summer? Great, he can help you with stuff around the house (haha- that's probably not his idea). Have a great week Anne, and hope to see you back next week for SEASONS:)

Ida said...

Enjoyable post. Weddings & Family time are always fun. What an adorable kitty shot.

Lux G. said...

Good things, good life, Anne. Kudos to you too for being a part of a group that advocates in encouraging others. We need more people like you out there.

Edna B said...

Wonderful photos. I love the ones of the skies. I take a lot of photos of the sky and the different cloud patterns. Your shy kitty is beautiful. Isn't it amazing how shy they get when you are sporting a camera. lol.

You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Jeanne said...

Hi Anne, We are on vacation so this is late. Love the blue in the thumbprint and all of the things you shared. Your posts are always a great read. Thank you for joining as always.
Happy Blue Monday.
Hugs,
Jeanne

Intense Guy said...

I'd love to go to Manchu Picchu... heck I'd love to just get down to the local beach this weekend!